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Douglass to Leave ABC News

Nov 11, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ABC News’ chief Capitol Hill correspondent Linda Douglass gave notice Friday that she will be leaving the network at the end of the year to become a fellow at New York University’s Brademas Center and to work with the Rockefeller Foundation on domestic programs.

ABC News President David Westin informed the division’s employees of the surprising development late Friday in an e-mail that said, “Her knowledge of, and love for, Capitol Hill are rightly admired by everyone who knows her.”

Ms. Douglass joined ABC News in Washington in 1997 after having worked for CBS News for six years and having covered politics for stations in Los Angeles during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.